Based on this weekend's reunion of his law clerks, reports of AMK's retirement are greatly exaggerated.
“DNA evidence exonerated six convicted killers. So why do some of them recall the crime so clearly?” [Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker] Tags: crime and punishment “Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
It's more than you might think, and more than the partner's annual compensation.
This week, there was lots of talk about the lawsuit against HBO's John Oliver from Bob Murray over a report about his coal company. There was some back-and-forth about Oliver's political leanings and the like, during which one anonymous...Show More Summary
Grenfell Tower tenants repeatedly complained about safety concerns; their landlord hired a lawyer who threatened to sue them for libel. pic.twitter.com/t9Rh6d0rXE — Bruce E.H. Johnson (@BEHJ) June 19, 2017 “Grenfell Tower tenants repeatedly...Show More Summary
Five Years Ago The Charles Carreon saga continued this week in 2012, with a lawsuit against Matthew Inman and the charities he was raising money for. When the full details of the suit became public, so did all sorts of nuttiness contained therein. Show More Summary
Many thanks to Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) for forwarding yesterday's decision by the Fourth Circuit in Solomon v. NFL Player Retirement Plan. Here's Jon's description of the case: [T]he context is a retired NFL player's challenge to a no-disability determination...
Michelle Mello and colleagues examined reports in a federal health database to determine whether there were observable relationships between the intensity of litigation environments on a state level and measures of hospital outcomes....Show More Summary
It ain't easy being a high-profile celebrity these days. A job that once mostly involved ducking cameras and putting out the occasional press release has evolved into one where multiple social media platforms must be updated so that fans feel that real connection that can only come with a carefully managed social media message. Show More Summary
More regulation and legislation to protect privacy from a snooping press? “The common law is able to deal more flexibly with the questions that arise,” says Hofstra law professor Irina Manta [Federalist Society video] Tags: First Amendment, free speech, photography, privacy Privacy and the common law is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
If you telecommute from home, chances are you don't have a receptionist there. Nobody screens phone calls or checks for identification, either. If you have a home office, it probably doesn't have a lock on the door. The main office, on the other hand, typically has all of these......
MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and programming language that is frequently used by engineering and science students. The key benefit of MATLAB is how it makes programming accessible to everyone, allowing you to resolve complex problems with less complex code. Show More Summary
Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces. The piece is...
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook's effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California. Show More Summary
If approved, this will be the biggest data breach settlement in history.
App-maker King, of Candy Crush fame, has built up a reputation for itself as a trademark bully. The company has previously attempted to threaten pretty much any game or mobile app that utilizes the words "candy" or "saga." And if that...Show More Summary
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See Something, Say Something (UK Edition) has arrived! In the wake of terrorist attacks, local law enforcement are urging people to report "suspicious" activities. There's a long list of things to be on the lookout for, but most notable...Show More Summary
An off-duty African-American police officer responded to gunfire heard from his apartment by grabbing his service weapon and heading out to assist his fellow officers. How do you think this blurb is going to end? If you answered "I don't have enough facts yet to know the outcome," you are an idiot or a child. Show More Summary
As with so many legal questions, the answer to whether to sue a judgment proof defendant is this: it depends. That's because, in part, there are lawyers on both sides of the issue. So if you are an attorney, you can blame your profession for being part of the......